I have been really busy with heaps of things and hopefully it will be a bit better by March *fingers crossed.
I have a few places lined up for reviews so bear with me =)
Just as the heading already says, I will be reviewing Fun Ma Cafe today. It is a small family-owned restaurant located near the ANU and to be honest, its location could be quite tricky for those who are not local. The staff is friendly and the place looks simple with a fair bit of menu item posters (in both writing and photo form) stuck to the walls.
Fun Ma Cafe serves a variety of popular Taiwanese dishes and drinks at an affordable price and i would say that its cooking style makes you feel like you are eating at home.
On this particular visit we ordered a Taiwanese Sausage to share, a Taiwanese Style Beef Noodle Soup, a Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken with rice (which came with a winter melon tea) and a Homemade Taro Milk Tea.
One dish that i was particularly looking forward to, was the Taiwanese beef noodle soup which, sadly, left me greatly disappointed. I had tried this dish in various places but never ever I was served with udon noodles. The beef was nicely seasoned but as a whole, the elements didn't go well together and it didn't impress me at all.
The Fried Chicken, on the other hand, blew me away. The dish was simple but the fried chicken was moist, well seasoned and had a beautiful crispy golden brown skin! It was definitely the highlight of the meal for me! *recommended
We also ordered a Taiwanese Sausage as a side (although it only came after we've finished our mains) which tasted normal. It did taste like it was from those frozen packs that you find in an Asian grocer though.
The Taro milk tea drink was fresh and nice but it was quite thick and grainy (from the crushed taro, i think) which made it quite filling too. Nice on its own but not with a meal.
Fun Ma Cafe is recommended if you want to get your Taiwanese food fix here in Canberra or if you would like to have a quick and inexpensive meal. Definitely recommend the Taiwanese Fried Chicken with Rice =)